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How to Get Rid of Mould like a Pro

 

Mould is a type of fungal growth that thrives in hot and wet environments. It is identified by a greenish to black colour growth on the walls or ceilings. 

 In Singapore, they are often found in the bathroom or the bathroom ceilings or clinging to pipes, or in the grouts of tiles and behind the wash basins, and are pretty common due to the hot and humid weather.  

 It is important to get rid of Mould quickly because mould has been known to cause some health problems, including respiratory problems,  dizziness, headaches, etc. 

 This article offers a quick DIY for those who which to get rid of Mould quickly and effectively. 

To get rid of mould:

 

Mould Remover Chlorine Free

Mould Remover Chlorine Free

$24.00 $18.00

Mould Remover Chlorine Free easily removes mould, fungal infestation and mould stains. Is chlorine free and odourless, therefore particularly suitable for bedrooms and children’s rooms. Disinfects and protects. Buy Now Button

How to get rid of mould

 1. Spray Mould Remover Chlorine Free evenly on affected surfaces, so that a covering film results.

 2. Allow to work in for 30 – 60 minutes. In the case of more severe infestation, allow even longer to work in, if possible overnight.

 3. Then remove residues with a soft brush or sponge and thoroughly wipe off with a moist cloth or sponge.

Need Help? 

ask for helpHi-Glitz Pte Ltd offers a mould removal service that effectively get rid of mould, even black mould infestations, and prevent them from coming back. 

For more information or to contact us for a no-obligation quote, please click here. 

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How to Clean Linoleum Floor like a Pro

Linoleum, also called Lino, is a floor covering made from materials such as solidified linseed oil (linoxyn), pine rosin, ground cork dust, wood flour, and mineral fillers. It is most commonly filled on a burlapor canvas backing. After which pigments are often added to the materials.

In modern times, polyvinyl chloride (which is often colloquially but incorrectly also called “linoleum”, or “PVC”), has replaced the wooden floor covering. It has similar properties to the Linoleum, but has greater brightness and translucency and which is relatively less flammable. 

Linoleum floors are very beautiful and come in a wide range of colours and shapes. No two linoleum floors are exactly alike. 

This article describe how to clean a Linoleum Floor (including Polyvinyl Chloride). 

Materials needed:

Linoleum CleanerLinoleum Cleaner

$32.00 $28.60

Linoleum Cleaner refreshes the coating and maintains the natural appearance of linoleum and linoleum parquet. Linoleum Cleaner is suitable for wiping and initial care of newly laid or stripped floors. Dirt adhesion is reduced and the everyday cleaning made easier. Linoleum Cleaner protects the floor with a resilient anti-slip shiny protective film.Buy Now Button

How to clean the Linoleum Floor: 

 1. Add 50 ml of Linoleum Cleaner to a bucket (5 L) of warm water.

2. Mix well.

3. Clean floor with Mop and the mixture and let dry.

4. Rinsing off is NOT necessary.

How to maintain Linoleum Floor:

1. Apply even, thin film undiluted Linoleum Cleaner in the longitudinal direction, using floor wiper or slightly moist cloth.

2. When the protective layer is tradable – after about 30 minutes – repeat process in the cross direction and let protective layer dry properly.

3. Do not walk on flooring, while the protective layer dries.

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How to Get Rid of Algae from Your Property like a Pro

Algae is a tiny plant form. It has no roots nor leaves. As a result, it can grow on almost any surface. Algae thrives in places that are damp and have strong sunlight. Therefore, the external facade of buildings, roads, and walls are perfect habitats for algae to spread in ideal conditions.

In sunny and damp Singapore, algae is common problem in most homes. Algae are usually characterised as green to blackish marks on walls, roofs, and external facade of buildings, and external pipes. 

Tools you will need: 

Algae and Moss Remover

Algae and Moss Remover

$22.00 $17.00

Algae & Moss Remover is a self acting concentrate that removes algae, mosses and green layers and protects against re-infestation. Algae & Moss Remover may be used in all exterior surfaces of stone, wood, glass, concrete and ceramics. Algae & Moss Remover may also be used for patios, driveways, house facades, pavements, roofs, fences, roof tiles and roofing felt, paving stone, clinker bricks and flag stones, terracotta, etc.Buy Now Button

 

 

 

How to get rid of Algae: 

We recommend the use of Algae and Moss Remover. This product allows self-active removal of algae, green patina and green deposits and protects against recurrence.

1. Ensure that the surface to be treated must be dry – algae grows very quickly when expose to water. 

2. Use Algae and Moss Remover diluted with water up to 1:20 according to the amount of green patina.

3. Wet the surface well and evenly with the diluted solution.

4. Do not rinse and allow to work-in for a minimum 24 hours.

5. Residues should disappear without further treatment of the surface.

6. In case of stubborn staining, use a stiff brush or scrubbing tool, or allow to work-in for longer.

7. If necessary, repeat the application.

8. Clean working tools with water after use.

Need Help? 

ask for help We provide specialised services to get rid of algae and moss as well as mould from your home / workplace at very competitive rate. 

 For more information, please click here. 

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How to Clean and Maintain Agglomerated Marble

Agglomerated marble is formed of marble or stone chips and dust. The binder can be epoxy or other resins. 

While agglomerated marble tiles are very beautiful, using the wrong cleaning chemical can make the surface dull, look scratched all over, and possibly fade in colour. It may even go white.

In extreme cases, the wrong chemicals may result in cleaning marks (circular wiping or mop marks) are often obvious and can be seen across adjacent tiles.  This is because agglomerated marble is very a sensitive tile.

This article will guide you to cleaning and maintaining your Agglomerated Marble so that it will be in optimal condition and last longer. 

Products you will need: 

Marble and Stone Wash and Shine

Marble and Stone Wash and Shine

$25.90$115.50 $22.90$98.60

Marble and Stone Wash and Shine is a concentrate for regular everyday care. With regular use of Marble and Stone Wash and Shine, the penetration of dirt into the surface is reduced, and the appearance of the coating is improved. The surface is more beautiful, the colour and structure enhanced. Shines without polishing. For all marble and stone surfaces. For flooring, window sills, wall coverings and kitchen worktops.Buy Now Button

Marble and Stone Neutral Cleaner

Marble and Stone Neutral Cleaner

$21.80$88.40 $18.80$75.20

Marble and Stone Neutral Cleaner cleans and cares in one single step. It removes dirt and contamination when wiping. Marble and Stone Neutral Cleaner also refreshes the colours and forms a dirt-repellent film. Contains no wax and doesn’t make the floor slippery. Pleasant fresh scent. For glazed and unglazed floor tiles.

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How to clean your Agglomerated Marble Floor

1. First sweep the floor to remove loose dirt.

2. Put 25 ml of Marble and Stone Wash and Shine into one bucket (5l) of warm water and mix well.

3. Mop the floor.  

4. Rinse the mop frequently in a separate bucket of clean water.

5. Do not rinse the surface, but leave to dry naturally. 

 

How to clean your Agglomerated Marble Countertop

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1. Put 25 ml of Marble and Stone Wash and Shine into one bucket (5l) of warm water and mix well.

2. Using a cloth, wipe the countertop with the mixture. 

3. Rinse the cloth frequently in a separate bucket of clean water.

4. Do not rinse the surface, but leave to dry naturally. 

 

How to Polish your Agglomerated Marble

To polish your Agglomerated  Marble, we recommends the use of Marble Polish.

Marble Polish

Marble Polish

$29.90 $23.80

Marble Polish gives matte and dull coverings a fresh appearance and also protects new coverings against watery stains and dirt. Regular application of Marble Polish diminishes the signs of use and run marks. Marble Polish makes it easy to polish and creates a brilliant gloss. In addition, slight scratches are evened out.Buy Now Button

 

 

marble-polish

1. Shake the Marble Polish well before use.

2. Spray thinly and evenly onto the surface, distribute with a clean cloth or sponge.

3. Subsequently polish with a dry, soft cloth.

4. In case of strongly absorbent materials, repeat the procedure.

5. Thorough polishing increases the degree of gloss.

 

How to Maintain and keep your Agglomerated Marble in good condition

To maintain your Marble, we recommends using Granite and Marble Impregnation once a year or so. 

Granite and Marble Impregnation

Granite and Marble Impregnation

$60.00 $48.00

Granite and Marble Impregnation is a ready-to-use special impregnation that protects against oil, grease and water marks. It also helps to block dirt, moisture, paint, oil and grease, and makes cleaning easier. In the event of a spill, any staining liquids can be wiped off easily before they penetrate the surface. Finally, it protects grout against water and oil-based marks. Buy Now Button

 

 

 

 

 

1. Ensure that the base is clean, dry and absorbent before the treatment.

2. Apply the undiluted product liberally, in an even layer – according to how absorbent the base is – using a soft brush or plastic roller.

3. A second application will make it more effective, but only apply as much as the base can absorb.

4. Let it sit for about 1 hour, then use a dry, absorbent cloth to wipe away any impregnation that did not soak in. Do not leave any streaks.

5. The drying time is 3 to 4 hours; do not step on the treated surface during this time.

6. The impregnation will take full effect after 24 hours

Need Help? 

ask for helpHi-Glitz also provide professional service in cleaning, maintenance and restoration of marble  surfaces. 

We have more than 15 years experience and is one of the few experts in Singapore that specialises in Marble surfaces. 

Check out our services today and book us for a no-obligation quote. 

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How to Clean your Leather Sofa like a Pro

Sofas are one of the most overlooked places in cleaning. Sure, you vacuum and mop the floor regular, wash your bedsheets once a week or so, cleaned your toilets, but how often do you clean your sofa? A survey was conducted in Singapore asking respondents on how regularly they cleaned their sofa. And the response? A staggering 67% of the respondent cleaned their sofa only when there is a spill or the sofa starts to smell. 

Sofas are vulnerable to surface stains, dust, and dirt. Therefore, cleaning upholstery on a regular basis is very important, but it need not be difficult.

Some Common Do and Don’t for Leather Sofa

  1. Do not use water as much as possible, as this could stain the material.
     

  2. If possible, do try using a steam cleaner.
     

  3. Do apply cleaning products made with oils and waxes, like WEPOS Leather Cleaner  – this cleans while also moisturizing the furniture, preventing it from drying out and cracking and protecting it from future dirt and stains

What you need to clean your leather sofa

leather cleaner

Leather Cleaner

$25.00 $22.00

Leather Cleaner is a specialised cleaner for the thorough and gentle treatment of nearly all types of smooth leather coverings in homes, commercial premises and automobiles.

Leather Cleaner removes all signs of greasy marks, stains, stubborn soiling and dirt spots. It also moisturises and freshens up the leather surfaces.Buy Now Button

How to clean your leather sofa

We recommend the use of Leather Cleaner as well for maintaining your leather seats. Leather Cleaner is a special cleaner for the thorough and gentle treatment of nearly all types of smooth leather coverings in automobiles. It gently removes all signs of greasy marks, stains, stubborn soiling and dirt spots. In addition, it moisturises and freshens up the leather surfaces.

1. Spray Leather Cleaner undiluted onto a soft-slightly moistened cloth or sponge.

 2. Wipe the surface to be treated using a circular motion.

 3. Take up dissolved dirt and subsequently wipe over again thoroughly with a dry cloth.

 4. Repeat the procedure again in case of particular stubborn soiling.

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How to Clean Aged Vinyl Floor like a Pro

We were pleasantly surprised to received an email completed with pictures from a satisfied customer, Mr Tan Tai Seng. We thought it is so good, that we want to share with our readers, so we contact him and get his permission to share his story on our blog. The email was reproduced below, and only simple typesetting was done. 

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 Email received on 22 Oct 2014 

 We’ve been in our home for close to 11 years. We bought the house new, from HDB, and didn’t have the budget for expensive flooring in the kitchen, like wood or marble tiles. So the best we could do was to get vinyl. I really liked the checkerboard floor design in the beginning, especially the black and white pattern that reminds me of my favourite game of chess. My wife and I met in a chess competition in Singapore, but I digress.

However, I was sad to note that over the years it got harder and harder to keep it clean. Yes, I do the vacuuming, mopping, cooking and washing dishes at home, while my wife does the laundry and ironing of clothes. We agreed to share the housework equally. I was saddened to note that the dirt was really ground into the vinyl tiles, and no matter how hard I scrubbed, there is a layer of stubborn grease and dirt that stick to the top of the vinyl, and won’t go away. I have to say, I vacuumed and mopped the floor every week, but this does not help.  

I thought I need to re-tile the floors. The quote for re-tiling was a staggering $11,000. Also, my family and I needs a place to stay while the renovation was in progress. 

Cleaning Secret:  

So I explained my problem to my colleagues at work, and ask if anyone of them could rent us a room for two weeks while our home was undergoing refitting. One of my colleagues told me about something that she used on her vinyl floors and she swore how effective it was. She even offered to buy one bottle for me to try. With nothing to lose, I tried it out on the tile above and was surprised at how easily it removed the grease and dirt!

Want to know what it is? Here’s the secret! It’s PVC Floor Cleaner!! You know, what is the irony? The joke is that the cleaner cover has the same checkerbox design on it as my home! 

How we clean our floor 

How astonishing is that?!! Anyway, back to the floor – all we did was to

1. Add the about 200ml of the PVC Floor Cleaner onto a pail of water.

2. Then we wipe up the floor using the solution and let the situation sit for a while.

3.  Then finish with scrubbing brush and remove dissolved dirt.

4. Wash off with clean water.

To our astonishment and delight, the piled-on dirt come out quickly and effectively!

The Result? 

Veni, Vidi, Vici! It’s like a brand new floor again! We actually did this a few months ago and it still looks great. Therefore, you wouldn’t have to do this every time you mop, only every now and again if you see a build-up of dirt.

Words can’t describe how happy I am with my floor now! I thought I need to replace the floor and find somewhere to stay temporary while the renovators are replacing the tiles, but now I need not pay for these expenses. Yay! 

Thank you for this superior product. 

Sincerely,

Tan Tai Seng

Clean car seats

How to Clean your Car Seats and Upholstery like a Pro

It happens. Your child was eating some food in the back seats when he / she accidentally spilled some juice on the seats, leaving a nasty stain. Or you and your pet are on the way to the vet, when your dog pees on the seat, leaving a bad smell and nasty stain. 

Or a starbucks coffee or breakfast on the way to work via a drive through seemed like a good idea at that time. After all, each morning, during rush hour, traffic is virtually on a standstill, and you could slip the coffee as you are struck in traffic congestion while listening to music.  A slice of heaven? 

Well, it is until you suddenly hit the brakes to prevent an accident, and discovered to your dismay that your coffee or drinks have spilled on your beautiful car upholstery. Wiping the spill is ok, but it does leave stains.

And the cleaners? They offered to clean your car upholstery for a staggering sum, and there is no guarantee that they could remove the stains.

This article describe how to clean your car seats and remove any stains. 

Items you need


Stain Remover

Stain Remover Singapore

$22.00 $18.00

For carpets and upholstered furniture. Universal stain remover for gentle, deep and simple elimination of soiling and stain-generating substances. Also removes tiresome and unpleasant odors, refreshes the carpet. Also suitable for textiles.Buy Now Button

 

How to clean your car seat (for non-leather seats) 

We recommend the use of Stain Remover to remove stains on your car upholstery.Stain Remover is a gentle, deep cleaning agent use for simple removal of soiling and stain-forming substances. It also removes annoying and unpleasant odours.

1. To start with, dab off any liquids with an absorbable cloth and vacuum off loose dirt.

2. Spray stain remover onto the contaminated area, allow to work-in for 2 – 3 minutes and then take up the loosened stain with a clean cloth or absorbent paper.

3. Then treat with clear water and dab dry.

4. During drying, do not sit on the treated spot. 

5. Vacuum again after drying. 

 

If your car seat is made of leather…

leather cleaner

Leather Cleaner

$25.00 $22.00

Leather Cleaner is a specialised cleaner for the thorough and gentle treatment of nearly all types of smooth leather coverings in homes, commercial premises and automobiles.

Leather Cleaner removes all signs of greasy marks, stains, stubborn soiling and dirt spots. It also moisturises and freshens up the leather surfaces.Buy Now Button

Cleaning Leather Seats

We recommend the use of Leather Cleaner as well for maintaining your leather seats. Leather Cleaner is a special cleaner for the thorough and gentle treatment of nearly all types of smooth leather coverings in automobiles. It gently removes all signs of greasy marks, stains, stubborn soiling and dirt spots. In addition, it moisturises and freshens up the leather surfaces.

1. Spray undiluted onto a soft-slightly moistened cloth or sponge.

2. Wipe the surface to be treated using a circular motion.

3. Take up dissolved dirt and subsequently wipe over again thoroughly with a dry cloth.

4. Repeat the procedure again in case of particular stubborn soiling.

 

Need Help? 


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Car Cleaning Services in Singapore

While Hi-Glitz Pte Ltd does not offers car cleaning services, you may like to try Yelp as a guide on where you can find car cleaning services in Singapore.

In general, many petrol kiosks provide car cleaning services, and these range from manual car wash to automated car washing services. 

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How to Unblock Pipes in Basins and Kitchen Sinks

Is your kitchen basins and sinks or shower overflown? Are the pipes blocked with oil and grease residues, food, hair, soap scum, cotton wool etc? 

Worrying about expensive plumber fees? 

Have no fear, this article describe how you can will unblock your pipes quickly and effectively.  Now there is no need to worry about expensive plumbing fees. 

How to unblock wash basins and kitchen sinks

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  1. Place the plunger over the drain. 
     

  2. Plunge up and down several times in quick succession.

How to Maintain your wash basins and kitchen sinks

We recommend the use of Drain Ex Granulates.

Drain-Ex Granules

Drain-Ex Granules

$16.00 $13.80

Drain-Ex Granules loosen and dissolve even persistent blockages such as oil and grease residues, food, hair, soap scum, cotton wool, etc. in the kitchen and bathroom in basins and sinks, drains in the bath and shower, in the toilet and other drainage and piping systems. Self-acting and extremely fast. Even frozen drains are de-iced.Buy Now Button

Using Drain Ex Granulates 

1. Fill one half of the sealing cap with liquid and pour it into the sink, followed by one cup of cold water.  

2.  Let liquid act for 30 minutes, and then rinse thoroughly with cold water

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How to Clean your Shower Area

The shower area includes shower curtains, shower glass, tiles, and shower heads. 

This article shows you to how clean your shower area. 

Tools you will need.

shower cabinet cleaner | Limescale remover

Shower Cabinet Cleaner

$18.00 $15.00

Shower Cabinet Cleaner is a self-acting cleaner that removes limescale and soap scum. Shower Cabinet Cleaner also protects tiles, grouting and glass partitions with its drip-off effect. Regular application of Shower Cabinet Cleaner prevents the formation of limescale. Ensures hygienic cleanliness. For shower cabinets, partitions and shower curtains.Buy Now Button

 

 

 

 

How to clean your shower area.

We recommends the use of Shower Cabinet Cleaner. This cleaner allows self-acting removal of lime scale and soap residues. It also protects tiles, grouting and glass partitions thanks to the lotus effect.

Regular use of the Shower Cabinet Cleaner prevents the formation of lime scale and stubborn contamination, leaving hygienic cleanliness. Recommended for regular cleaning use.

1. Simply spray on to surfaces after showering.

2. Allow to work in for 1 – 2 minutes and rinse off with water.

3. In the case of stubborn contamination, rework using a sponge.

Need Help? 

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We do provide cleaning services for those who need help in cleaning their bathroom.

 For more information, please click here.

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How to Disinfect your home from Cold and Flu bacteria

Is someone in your home down with the cold? Then another person suddenly got sick as well? Chances are, the germs in your house have spread.

By disinfecting your house, you can help to prevent the next victim of flu germs. 

How did these flu germs spread? 

Some of the places in the house that contains the most germs are often the hot spots everyone touched.

Examples of these include doorknobs, faucet levers, appliance handles, etc. Bacteria and viruses can live on these area for as long as 48 hours. 

The next most common areas where there are germs are the bed sheets, pillowcases and blankets. Most people who are sick trend to sleep more.  But before they doze off, they are often sniffing – in bed. For couples who share the same bed, they are indirectly passing on the flu germs to their partners. 

This is often followed by bathroom faucets as the sick one often goes to the bathroom to clean themselves up. 

The phone and TV remote control are two of the most overlooked places where flu germs lurked. If your family share a computer, the keyboard and mouse are also places where flu germs are likely to persist and spread. 

And the last place is the dining table and kitchen. Hey sick people needs to eat too, and when they eat, they are likely to touch the dining table and kitchen. And the next unsuspecting person who touched the dining table will have the germs spread onto their hands. 

What we can use to clean the germs?

General Hygiene

Mould Remover Chlorine Free

Mould Remover Chlorine Free

$24.00 $18.00

Mould Remover Chlorine Free easily removes mould, fungal infestation and mould stains. Is chlorine free and odourless, therefore particularly suitable for bedrooms and children’s rooms. Disinfects and protects. Buy Now Button

Toilet Hygiene

Shower Cabinet Cleaner

Shower Cabinet Cleaner

$18.00 $15.00

Shower Cabinet Cleaner is a self-acting cleaner that removes limescale and soap scum. Shower Cabinet Cleaner also protects tiles, grouting and glass partitions with its drip-off effect. Regular application of Shower Cabinet Cleaner prevents the formation of limescale. Ensures hygienic cleanliness. For shower cabinets, partitions and shower curtains.Buy Now Button

 

 

 

Kitchen Hygiene

kitchen degreaser

Kitchen Degreaser

$15.80 $13.80

Kitchen Degreaser easily removes all types of household grease, including grease films, greasy deposits, burnt-on stains and even stubborn encrusted dirt. Kitchen Degreaser has a powerful immediate effect, for hygienic and food-safe cleaning.Top degreasing power.Buy Now Button

 

 

 

Combating the flu germs

Door knobs and door handles: Just spray some of our Mould Remover – Chlorine Free on the door knobs and door handles. Wait a couple of minutes, and wrap the door handlers with a dry cloth to disinfect these areas. 

Fridge Handlers: Just spray some of our Fridge hygiene cleaners on the fridge handles for a couple of minutes, and wipe them with a cloth to disinfect these areas.

Bathroom faucets: Just spray the Shower Cabinet Cleaner on the faucets. Wait for a couple of minutes, then wrap the bathroom faucets with dry cloth. 

Pillowcases, bed sheets and blankets: It is also important to get all these pillowcases, bed sheets and blankets to the washing machine and disinfect them as well. It makes recovery quicker for those who are sick, especially if they need not breath in the same germs. 

Computer keyboard, mouse, phone, TV remote controls: Use an alcohol wipe or a paper towel sprayed with disinfectant.

Gentle reminder:

Wash and disinfect your hands frequently, especially when someone in the house is sick with the flu.